Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 11th Aug 2006 08:33 UTC, submitted by Rob Williams
Gentoo Techgage reviews Sabayon Linux, and conclcudes: "After taking an initial look at Sabayon, I have mixed feelings. Though, I feel more joy when using it than anything negative. One reason this distro may stand out above others is because it takes a difficult base distro, and opens its arms for new users who want to experiment. When it's all said and done, you will have a full functional Gentoo machine after the installation, topped off with a Sabayon coat of paint. What a great looking coat of paint it is."
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Sabayon...
by zerblat on Fri 11th Aug 2006 09:02 UTC
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2005-07-06

Note that Sabayon Linux has nothing to do with the homonymous user profile manager for GNOME: http://www.gnome.org/projects/sabayon/ The just happened to pick the same name.

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RE: Sabayon...
by iangibson on Fri 11th Aug 2006 14:43 in reply to "Sabayon..."
iangibson Member since:
2005-09-25

Well, there's so many versions of Linux out there, that they're bound to start running into naming problems.

I'm surprised YAPISDT* hasn't been taken yet.

Seriously, how is Linux supposed to make progress among normal computer users with all these hundreds of distros available? It's not about choice; it's about ego-inspired vanity. Choice would be to have maybe a dozen or so distros; what we have now leads to paralysis and confusion.

It's bad for all concerned; remember a couple of weeks back when one guy couldn't even pay his bills because he'd quit his job to code yet another linux distro! This is crazy. It's like it's an addiction. Just like many people seem to have to try every single last distro, just in case they're missing 'the big one'!

When this kind of behaviour takes over your whole life, you should know you have a problem..



* Yet Another Pointless Implementation of the Same Damn Thing

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RE[2]: Sabayon...
by draethus on Fri 11th Aug 2006 14:56 in reply to "RE: Sabayon..."
draethus Member since:
2006-08-02

Exactly. Sabayon doesn't do anything new. If you want Gentoo without compiling, just install it from GRP packages (which are community-supplied binary tarballs) - no need to create yet another distro!

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RE[2]: Sabayon...
by twenex on Fri 11th Aug 2006 15:44 in reply to "RE: Sabayon..."
twenex Member since:
2006-04-21

Well, there's so many implementations of cars/computers out there, that they're bound to start running into naming problems [VW Rabbit, Proton, and Apricot being three of the cheesier ones I can think of offhand].

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Seriously, how are cars/computers supposed to make progress amongst normal commuters/scientists/gamers with all these hundreds of models available. It's not about choice, it's about ego-inspired vanity. Choice would be to have maybe two dozen makes; what we have now leads to paralysis and confusion.

It's bad for all concerned; remember a couple of weeks back when one guy couldn't even pay his bills because he'd quit his job to code yet another linux distro! This is crazy. It's like it's an addiction. Just like many people seem to have to try every single last distro, just in case they're missing 'the big one'!

When this kind of behaviour takes over your whole life, you should know you have a problem..


Does the fact that there are stupid drivers make ALL drivers, or the idea of cars, stupid? No? Exactly. There ARE only a few leading distros/car makers/OEMs. People using other ones are probably doing so for a good reason, or at least for a reason that THEY think is good (for example, they might like Volvos for their tank-like construction, or a kit car because they want to build it themselves, or Gentoo because dependency hell is banished).

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RE[2]: Sabayon...
by situation on Fri 11th Aug 2006 16:25 in reply to "RE: Sabayon..."
situation Member since:
2006-01-10

You know a lot of people just make the distros for fun or their own personal needs, and just end up releasing it to the public. I agree that it does clutter up the choices available to a newbie, but there are distro quizzes and other handy tools now days to help someone decide. Plus most people trying out Linux wouldn't even take a look at Sabayon; it's a niche distro and people normally stay with the big 7 when first starting out.
So really, it doesn't do any harm, choice is good, etc. etc.

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RE[3]: Sabayon...
by anonymousbrowser on Fri 11th Aug 2006 17:12 in reply to "RE: Sabayon..."
anonymousbrowser Member since:
2006-04-28

These distributions do nothing to harm the community and when one such distro implements some new and interesting ideas and starts to grow in popularity it can only be positive, competition drives innovation as much in the FOSS world as in the world of proprietary software.

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